There is so much that goes into planning a wedding. After the excitement of the engagement gives way to magical thoughts about how the wedding day will evolve; will it be a large gathering or an intimate ceremony? Elope? Pinks or yellows? Honeymoon? Where to register? Oh, snap, what kind of shoes? Food, entertainment, location, guest lists, pre-parties, paperwork, thank you notes…it can get a bit overwhelming. Especially when wanting to keep the wedding day, real, honest and…well, really just honestly you.
I know it’s a struggle to find the balance between it all in the beginning, but eventually all the pieces seem to magically fit together.
Creating a day that relishes two people uniting as one is not an easy task; yet I think Nikki and Brett really took it and ran. A Harley themed wedding in the country. Beautiful landscaping. Excellent little touches everywhere. Her brother giving her away and performing the ceremony. His mother doing nearly all the catering, flower growing, sign making, arranging, organizing…being a saint. Their families and friends, present with smiles, cheers and good spirits to celebrate a couple in love.
I was still really pulling for that Ferris wheel though…
I pulled onto the gravel road; my tires slapping at the muddy mess the rain had left behind. A nice slow drizzle of a day. The humidity was mildly present, but that seemed to be the least of anyone’s concerns. Anticipation buzzed around his family’s country home as items were carried this way and that. Food was being prepped in the shed, ice poured over cans of beverages, the bar arranged, dogs wandering about aimlessly watching the excitement unfold. Pops of black and bright orange could be seen all over the property. Her yellow Monte came into view and all that could be seen through the foggy window was a beaming smile and a welcoming, waving hand. As the wedding party filtered in, the day slowly became that of preparation to one of celebration.